Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook

Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Simple data binding recipes to advanced recipes for building scalable applications
  • Techniques for managing application data in Windows Phone mango apps
  • On-device data storage, cloud storage and API interaction.


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2011
ISBN : 1849691223
ISBN 13 : 9781849691222
Author(s) : Ramesh Thalli
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile Application Development, Mobile, Cookbooks

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Data Binding to UI Elements
Chapter 2: Isolated Storage
Chapter 3: XML as a Data Store
Chapter 4: Using Open Data
Chapter 5: Using On-Device Databases
Chapter 6: Representational State Transfer—REST
Chapter 7: Windows Communication Framework—WCF
Chapter 8: Model View ViewModel
    • Chapter 2: Isolated Storage
      • Introduction
      • Saving user settings
      • Opening and creating a file
      • Saving username and password to a local store
      • Saving a background image to local storage
          • Chapter 5: Using On-Device Databases
            • Introduction
            • Overview of SQLite Studio
            • SQLite Client as an embedded database
            • Using SQLite as a local store for the MyTasks App
            • SQL CE as a local store
            • McObject Perst as an embedded object database

                  Ramesh Thalli

                  Ramesh Thalli is a Senior Application Architect and a Developer who has over 15 years in a Microsoft Windows development environment. He has worked extensively in WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, SQL Server and is proficient in C, C++ and C# languages. He has conducted many live and online training workshops in Microsoft technologies. He has a passion for Mobile Operating Systems which include iPhone, Android and WP7. He is specialized in building enterprise applications in IT Support Functions such as Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, HR Systems, IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture, IT Finance and Software Estimation. He has extensive experience in the telecom and healthcare insurance industry. In his spare time he loves to teach and also has a keen interest in exploring world percussion instruments.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Create data binding to user interface elements with any data source
                  • Create and save user settings to local isolated storage for later consumption.
                  • Explore different on device database options such as commercial Perst, open source SQLite and Microsoft’s SQL CE.
                  • Create and consume simple web services and understand LINQ features.
                  • Scale the applications and work with WCF web services.
                  • Understand REST and call different social media services like Twitter and RSS Feeds.
                  • Create and understand MVVM model.


                  In Detail

                  Windows Phone 7.5 Mango contains support for apps written in Silverlight or XNA. These apps can store data on the device, and also load and manipulate data from "the cloud" and other web services.

                  This Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook has a range of recipes to help you apply data handling concepts. You will be able to apply the knowledge gained from these recipes to build your own apps effectively.

                  This Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook starts with data binding concepts at the UI layer and then shows different ways of saving data locally and externally in databases. The book ends with a look at the popular MVVM software design pattern. The recipes contained in this book will make you an expert in the areas of data access and storage.


                  The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge.

                  Who this book is for

                  This book is for developers who want to build data-driven apps, or a line of business applications using the Windows Phone platform. It is also useful for developers on other mobile platforms looking to convert their apps to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Basic understanding of C#, XAML and Silverlight is required.

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